Project People

1273015_662262963783778_1524235402_oProject Staff/select Artistic Support Staff 2013-2014: Arlo Quint, Matt Longabucco, Stacy Szymaszek, Simone White & Nicole Wallace


Stacy Szymaszek

Szymaszek was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. From 1999 to 2005, she was the Literary Program Manager for the nonprofit literary organization Woodland Pattern Book Center. In 2005 she moved to New York to serve as Program Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. In 2006-07, she served as Monday Night Reading Coordinator. She became Artistic Director in 2007. She is the author of the chapbooks Mutual Aid (gong press, 2004), Some Mariners (Etherdome, 2004), There Were Hostilities (repair, 2005), Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), from Hyperglossia (Belladonna Books, 2005), Stacy S: Autoportraits (OMG! Press, 2008), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Chaps, 2008), from Hyperglossia (Hot Whiskey Press, 2008),  from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009) and austerity measures (Fewer & Further Press, 2012). Her first full-length book, Emptied of All Ships, was published in 2005 and her second book Hyperglossia in 2009, both with Litmus Press.

Managing Director

Arlo Quint

Quint is the author of Drawn In (Fewer & Further Press), Hospitality in the Forest (Rust Buckle Books), Photogenic Memory (Lame House), and Days on End (Open 24 Hours). His work has recently appeared in Boston Review, Bright Pink Mosquito,  Satellite Telephone, Tight, Muthafucka, and The Brooklyn Rail. He coordinated the Project’s  Talk Series for the  08-09 and 09-10 seasons. His book, Death to Explosions, was published by Skysill Press.

Communications and Membership Coordinator

Nicole Wallace

Wallace is the author of WHITE FLOWERS and recently, chanson de animaux: equinox, a chapbook with Will Edmiston. Her work has recently appeared in Lungfull! and American Books; Steck Editions. She co-edits Brawling Pigeon, which appears occasionally, and co-curated the Friday Late Night Reading series from 2008-10. She received her Master of Library Science at Queens College, CUNY.

Arts Management Consultant

Debora Ott

Debora Ott, Principal, Smart Solutions, is a writer and arts management consultant whose practice focuses on leadership succession, program and resource development and strategic planning. The founder of Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, NY, Debora founded the Literary Presenters Technical Assistance Program (LitTAP) to provide literary presenters and literary curators with the resources they need to succeed and survive. She has served as the Literature and Arts Education Program Manager at the Georgia Council for the Arts, and is the author of About Face – A Guide to Founder Transition, published by Bright Hill Press and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Newsletter Editor

Ted Dodson

Dodson is the author of the chapbook Pop! in Spring (Diez, 2013). He is the co-founder and editor of the filmed journal On the Escape, a former curator for Triptych, and an editor and the program director for Futurepoem. Select publication can be found or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn RailThe Death and Life of American Cities, Highwaymen #9 & Annualla foveaSET, and Well Greased: X-Merz Cards.

Monday Night Coordinator

Simone White

White was born in Middletown, CT, and spent most of her life growing up in Philadelphia. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1997, she practiced law for seven years. Simone’s new chapbook Unrest will be published in Ugly Duckling Presse’s Dossier series in 2013. She is the author of House Envy of All of the World (Factory School, 2010), the chapbook Dolly (Q Ave Press, with the paintings of Kim Thomas). Currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center, she teaches American Literature at Hunter College.

Wednesday Night Coordinator

Stacy Szymaszek

Friday Night Coordinator

Matt Longabucco

Longabucco’s poems have appeared most recently in Clock, With+Stand, X Poetics, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Conduit. He teaches writing and literature in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University.

Talk Series Coordinator

Corrine Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick is a Brooklyn-based poet, and former Program Coordinator of the Poetry Project. She is the author of two chapbooks – On Melody Dispatch and Zamboangueña, and her poetry appears in numerous print and online journals. She recently completed the MFA program at Bard College.


Lezlie Hall

Audio Technician

David Vogen


Andrea Cruz


Will Edmiston

Edmiston is a poet living in Brooklyn. He received his MLS with a certificate in Archives & Manuscript Management and Preservation from CUNY Queens College. He currently works as a librarian at an art & design library in Manhattan.  His chapbook entitled effie (2011) was published by Three Sad Tigers Press.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lungfull!, Bardic Sepulchral, American Books; Steck Editions and Poetry Time Anthology.

Workshop Leaders (Fall 2013)

Anne Tardos, Betsy Fagin, John Godfrey

Box Office Staff






Board of Directors

John S. Hall (President), Katy Lederer (Vice-President), Carol Overby (Treasurer), Jo Ann Wasserman (Secretary), Gillian McCain, Camille Rankine, Claudia La Rocco, Jonathan Morrill, Todd Colby, Erica Hunt, Elinor Nauen, Evelyn Reilly and Edwin Torres.

Friends Committee

Brooke Alexander, Dianne Benson, Will Creeley, Raymond Foye, Michael Friedman, Ted Greenwald,  Steve Hamilton, Viki Hudspith, Siri Hustvedt, Yvonne Jacquette, Eileen Myles, Patricia Spears Jones, Michel de Konkoly Thege, Greg Masters, Ron Padgett, Bob Holman, Paul Slovak, John Yau, Anne Waldman and Hal Willner.

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